Music on the Maigue 2023

25 Aug 2023
Edel Fitzgerald By Edel Fitzgerald

We are very pleased to have the return of Music on the Maigue at Croom Town Park Sunday, August 27th.   

There will be free musical events in the Park. First up is Marie Edmonds, Marie has a background in ethnomusicology and is bringing her African drums.  Her speciality is in the traditional music of  Ghana, and for Music on the Maigue, she will give workshops on drumming.  You will have the opportunity to have your small ones join in and children’s places can be booked on  Drumming Classes are at 11 am and 12 noon for 40 minutes.  Drumming Classes will be at the Well Meadow Plaza at the centre of the park.  There will be some seating, Patricia Ryan of Croom Community Development Association suggested if the weather is good bring a picnic and enjoy the park.  

The playground will be available of course for those children who like to dip in and out of the entertainment and we will have our goal posts for those who would like to get some practice in before they return to school.


Aubergine restaurant in Croom Town Park will be open for breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee and evening meals throughout the day, so breakfast or coffee early followed by a musical day in the park. Or grab a snack from the deli counter in Spar.  An ideal day in Croom Town Park.  



Music on the Maigue will move to the Terrace by the playground for the afternoon.  Well known, musician and entertainer, Willie Bun will be the live at 3 pm.  Willie plays music from the 70s onwards and people in Croom are familiar with Willie Bun’s music, prior to Covid he would have played regularly in one of the local hostelries, so it will be a welcome back to Croom for Willie.


There is no need to book for the afternoon performance on the terrace, but we would ask people to book the drumming session for children.  Maries class will be open to everyone to enjoy, so we hope that you will come and enjoy the performance.  It is an ideal time for children to see the drums being played up close.


The great news is that the Forecast looks great for Sunday so fingers crossed.  At Music on the Maigue in 2022 there was dancing on the Terrace in the afternoon so it is hoped that there will be a few in the audience who bring their dancing shoes. Details of Music on the Maigue are on